Rust Belt Turns to Munis to Breathe Life Into Dead Factories
Monday, April 8, 2019 in Media
In the center of Fort Wayne, Indiana, sits an abandoned General Electric complex built more than a century ago, a space that once employed about 40 percent of the city’s workforce but now serves as a constant reminder that the downtown isn’t what it used to be.
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The Federal Reserve left rates unchanged at its April policy meeting, while its statement addressed the dramatic deterioration of the economic outlook since their last meeting in March and made clear they are “committed to using its full range of tools to support the U.S. economy in this challenging time.” The committee kept the interest rate paid on required and excess reserves unchanged at 0.10%.Read more